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Heartbreaker for Cream

Toronto producer David Brady lost his biggest star last month when Angus, the world's largest captive elephant and subject of his documentary The Giant Walks Home, died shortly before he was to be sent back to Africa.
April 1, 2006

Toronto producer David Brady lost his biggest star last month when Angus, the world’s largest captive elephant and subject of his documentary The Giant Walks Home, died shortly before he was to be sent back to Africa.

Brady and director Rob Quartly had been planning to shoot the elephant’s repatriation for three years through Toronto-based Cream Productions. The 27-year-old, seven-ton animal was found dead in his barn on January 8, the second day of shooting.

‘It was heartbreaking,’ says Brady. An autopsy has since determined that Angus, long the star attraction at a nearby zoo, died of a heart attack. The project has been scrapped.

Cream is moving forward on three other projects, however, including Digging Up the Trenches, U-864: Hitler’s Last Deadly Secret, as well as the four-hour The Protestant Revolution with IWC Media.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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